Josh Hall had been locked up to Rice University since October 25th of last year. The 6’7” wing played through last high school season at Genesis Academy and AAU season with California Supreme verbally committed to Rice.

On Saturday, Hall decided to reopen his recruitment, “I just wanted to see other options and take advantage of other opportunities that may occur.” Even with the recent decommitment, Hall says that he schools have already reached out to reaffirm their offers and interest in him, “Nevada, Wake Forest, and Cincinnati have offered me and Baylor Murray State and Wofford say they are highly interested.”

Hall participated in front of 50 plus national and regional recruiting analysts in our 2014 Phenom National Showcase. After that event we wrote, “In our opinion 6’7 Junior Josh Hall did exactly that. He demonstrated a positive attitude especially when things weren’t going well for the team. Josh has good length and athleticism, but the best word to describe Hall may be “mobile.” He can play and guard multiple position and has a certain fluidness and smoothness to his game. Josh competes at a high level and his effort appears effortless. Things simply come easy to him on the court! In the first game, Hall enjoyed a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Hall went 4-9 from the floor and 5-9 from the free throw line. However, on Saturday night, he had a game high 23 points going 11-19 from the floor and 1-2 from the free throw line. In addition, he collected 8 rebounds. More importantly, Josh is a tough hard-nose competitor that has a knack of getting to the rim and initiating contact.”

There was rumor this summer of Hall transferring to Vermont Academy, however he decided to stay at Genesis Academy for his senior year, “I felt that Genesis is the best fit for me educational wise. I am a leader on the team and a face for the organization and I felt it was important to spend my last year with Genesis.”

While Hall just decommitted from Rice, he does know what he is looking for in a school at the next level, “I want a school with good academics, a place where I feel has a family atmosphere and where I can come in and make an immediate impact and play as a soon as possible.”

Hall is aware of who he is as a player and where he looks to fit in at the next level, “I am a combo guard that likes to score and get my teammates involved. I also like to get the rebound on a fast break and push it in transition.” He has the length and the IQ to affect the game on both ends of the floor. He has great length and instincts on defense, allowing him to defend multiple positions. Offensively he is solid shooting from 15’ and in, he handles the ball well from the wing, and he is a competitor getting to the rim and in transition.

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